IIT Kanpur is reputed all over the world for its innovative academic programmes stressing science-based engineering education. Since its inception in 1960, the Institute is engaged in carrying out original research of significance and technology development at the cutting edge. It offers students an exciting academic experience with opportunities to pursue interdisciplinary programmes and collaborative research within the Institute as well as through various exchange programmes with institutes across the world. In addition, a vibrant array of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities provides students with a holistic educational experience that enables our student to succeed in a wide range of professions after graduation.
The time spent at IITK makes a student go from being a good learner to being a good thinker and researcher in the student's field of choice. Even undergraduate research at IITK has won the institute many laurels. Innovation is an integral part of teaching at IITK. While the curriculum represents the institute's vision for the course, the teaching methods are the choice of the individual teachers and reflect their vision. There is freedom for the faculty to experiment in the teaching.
IITK offers a liberal undergraduate education, where knowledge of science and technology is part of a broader knowledge platform. A student has the choice of opting for more than 50% of courses outside of the student's chosen department. Of these a student can opt for more than 25% of courses that are in fields such as management and humanities.
The student is therefore free to develop a wide knowledge base encompassing many disciplines. IITK recognizes an undergraduate degree as the start of a student's higher education learning and encourages the student to explore so that the student can know what to do next.
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Awards & Rankings
All-India rank 5 in engineering my Ministry of Human Resource Development Career Awards Fulkerson Prize Goedel Prize Humboldt Research Award TWAS Prize Padma Shri Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Infosys Prize National J C Bose Fellowship Other Awards Young Faculty Award Scopus Young ...